Skip to comments.Back-to-school week – or Indoctrination 101?
Posted on 09/06/2004 11:40:18 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
Steve Schiro got a history lesson he didn't expect on his first day attending West Valley College in California last week.
"Are you going to continue to let (President Bush) lie to you and are you going to let him fool you?" his history teacher asked the class. "Do you think the Republicans in New York are telling you anything but lies? We do have a voice, and that's November 2nd. It's OK to be Republican, but it's hot in hell."
According to Schiro, his professor also took the position that police are bad and are only there to beat up and discriminate against blacks and Mexicans.
"He admitted to students that he will make no effort to be objective, and that's just too bad, deal with it," says Schiro.
Welcome back to academia, 2004.
All across the country this week, students are beginning their college education and, in many cases, getting a rude awakening.
It's not always about education, they say. Often it's about indoctrination.
"I think that it is really wrong for a teacher to indoctrinate impressionable students in class," says Schiro of San Jose. "Can you imagine if any conservative did 1/100th of what he did in just the first day?"
The difference today is more students are speaking up and standing up against the tide.
Last year, Ben Shapiro, a recent UCLA graduate, released "Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth," an expose of what students face in classrooms across America.
Following up on that best-seller, WND Books has just released, "Freefall of the American University: How Our Colleges Are Corrupting the Minds and Morals of the Next Generation," by Jim Nelson Black.
"It's happening in colleges all across the country," explains Joseph Farah, publisher of both "Brainwashed" and "Freefall." "Instead of being educational institutions designed to encourage the free discussion of ideas, universities have become prisons of propaganda, indoctrinating students with politically correct (and often morally repugnant) ideas about American life and culture."
Jim Nelson Black dares to name names and provide specific and credible insights from faculty members, administrators, professional observers and analysts who have witnessed and chronicled the intellectual and ethical collapse taking place within the academy.
Something very disturbing is happening in colleges all across the country, says author and educator Black. Instead of being educational institutions designed to encourage the free discussion of ideas, universities have become prisons of propaganda, indoctrinating students with politically correct (and often morally repugnant) ideas about American life and culture.
The book offers a broad overview of the issues, from the history of the problems to several analyses from a broad range of academics and professionals. It also provides observations of the university students themselves, in their own words, from schools all across the nation.
Most importantly, it shows clearly what must be done to make America's colleges institutions of truth, honor and integrity once more.
Why isn't there a way to get rid of these so called "teachers". Kids going to college are paying their tuition, so why should they have to put up with this kind of crap?
Mighty big talk from a junior-college history teacher.
It was the same twenty years ago. The liberal arts curriculum was about one third communism and Reagan-bashing.
Damn, we need vouchers.
I had a gay, liberal professor for my Literary Criticism class. Guess what we spent the largest amount of class discussing? Death in Venice. It fit the professor pretty well I thought.
Yet when the topic turns to gun control, and you state you want a weapon for self defense, this moron will tell you that's what 911 is for. And who will respond? The same cops he just derided.
It was the same back in the late 60s, when I was in college, but on a smaller scale.
I'd bet that there wasn't much of that kind of monkey business during the '40s!
Or the fifties, either. I sure didn't notice it in the years before I got to Drake Univ, Des Moines, IA, in '67.
You know, I really thnk it makes a differnce -where- the college is. In my undergrad days down in the SEC, I had probably 2-3 openly liberal teachers, but none were beat-you-over-the-head about it. One was my major advisor and one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet. He and I talked politics often and he said he even admired Barry Goldwater and Jack Kemp (of course, his favorite was Jerry Brown). My Art Appreciation techer was flamingly gay, but to the best of my recollection, he never mentioned politics in class. Not once.
It's not bad everywhere.
And as for college...........go to a conservative Christian school, and even your liberal profs are reasonable..........and that's SAYING something. :o)
Can you say "TENURE?"
My daughters 11th grade US History teacher assigned yhe class to bring in articles concerning the RNC. She brought one from the NY Post, which we read in this dictatorship, er... household. He didn't like it so he informed the class that only articles from the NYT would be accepted, because the Post has a "different" view. Needless to say, she went to school the next day armed with articles from the Post and FR, especially those critical of the Liberal slant taken by the Times.
Great. I attended this college....
Breaking: Steven may be of Fox News tomorrow at 11:20. Stay tuned.
Great. I taught at this college....
If it was my child that was greeted by that I would gladly post his bail after he punched the professor.
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